Unfortunately, we will be closed for boat rentals this Saturday & Sunday (August 21 & 22) due to staff shortage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The Lake Merritt Boating Center has reopened for boat rentals on June 5th. *New Covid-19* Operating hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.


Lake Merritt Boating Center

568 Bellevue Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610

510-238-2196 for boating programs; 510-238-3420 for Sailboat House reservations or e-mail

Parking inside Lakeside Park on Bellevue Avenue is $2.00 for two hours (or $10 for all day parking) during weekdays and $5 all day parking on the weekend and holidays. Buses are $15 per vehicle daily parking. Special Event parking after 5pm is $10 per vehicle. The parking operating hours are from 7:30am until dusk.

Jack London Aquatic Center

115 Embarcadero

Oakland, CA 94606

510-238-2196 for boating programs; for JLAC facility reservations.

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